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Wow.

Very rarely a game leaves me THIS much of a mess upon completion and let me tell you, this game has definitely succeeded at doing so. At many times throughout the game I was surprised, shocked or sad and had to stop for a while before continuing with the story. I was so involved in it and so consumed as well, everything was just so freaking good I couldn't stop because I wanted to know how things would end! And that's how you know your story is good, creators.

The storytelling was absolutely beautiful. From the very beginning to its ending, I loved it all the same, if not more. I really fell in love with the characters and their stories. It almost felt as if I was with them myself and knew each of them on a personal level as if we all were good friends. I also adored the artwork. It was very cute.

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As someone who had been struggling with mental health for years and someone who isn't heterosexual themselves, this game just hit too close to home. I can't believe how lucky I am to have encountered this game. I could relate to Michael's character completely, everything hitting me like a slap to the face sometimes. I played through all the three endings and each of them has made me feel something different each time. Every one of them was greatly written. I'm so glad to have spent hours playing through them. I wish there were more games like this one. I think it would greatly help people like us out there. With acceptance, the feelings of being included, normal. Spreading awareness, educating people. You've no idea how happy I am that you created this. Thank you.

I do have some remarks though. In one of the endings, we get a scene with Roger where he tells Emmett he has been harassed by Michael, yet this is never resolved in the story. Did Michael really do this, and if so, why wasn't this brought up by Emmett? Or did Roger make up a lie because he was jealous of Michael so much? We don't know! I may be missing something, but I played through all the three endings and didn't stumble onto any answers. Also, in another ending where Michael overdoses... why doesn't Emmett call an ambulance?! Michael could've died on the spot! I felt like this was a serious issue that didn't sit well with me. You should always call an ambulance if you encounter an overdose attempt because even if the victim does seem alright in the end, there may be unseen health consequences that could follow through. I'm also upset that we didn't see the coach get punished for his actions, maybe through Michael going to the police with Emmett... It felt like all that Michael went through went to waste in a way. I would really like to see some justice, you know? Hello, an idea for a sequel? Hell yes.

PS. Is Emmett Polish? ;)

Thank you so much for making this game. I'm very glad to have played it.

i loved this game SOO much- geez i played it twice lol. A lot of parts hit hard to me too, especially in Michael and it got me soo emotional aha. I loved it overall, the ending was amazing. One of my favorite visul novels :)

Holy crap. This game really surprised at how fabulous it was. I have a feeling this game will stick with me forever. It was just beautiful. I love how different the endings were and each ending came as a surprise to me. All in all, I. LOVE. THIS.

AHH, thank you so much for your comment and praises!! ✨I'm so happy you enjoyed the game, and I'm really touched to hear that the story will stick with you. Thank you!! πŸ™πŸ’–

Around August of 5 years ago, I released Forget-Me-Not to the world, and as of today, the game has been downloaded around 2900 times here on itch.io! The support and love the game has received since then has and always will continue to mean so much to me. Thank you to everyone who has played, and everyone who will play in the future! Have a wonderful rest of the year. :-)


I don't know if this is just my laptop but the file isn't opening on my mac? I managed to unzip it but when i click on the actual game it won't open. Is there anything I should be doing or? I'm sorry to bother you but I've played this game before and absolutely love it, so I'd love to play it again haha.

Hi there!! Unfortunately I'm not familiar with mac computers, but it should be the "forgetmenot.py" file to open up the game. You could also try the file in: "forgetmenot-2.0-all\forgetmenot.app\Contents\MacOS" and see if that one will open instead. Other than that...I'm unsure as to what the problem is. T_T You could try re-downloading the package as well and then retrying to see if it makes a difference too. Sorry if that's a little unhelpful! As a last resort and it's still not working, you can try playing the online version! http://sandbox-adventure.com/forget-me-not.html

Hopefully it works out!

I tried the second option about finding the file and it worked! I'm so happy I absolutely adore the game and I can't wait to play it. Thank you so much!!

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Oh my god I am so glad I found this again!! I played this a couple years ago and it was such an amazing game that really stuck with me. I couldn't remember what it was called and couldn't find it since my computer broke and I wasn't able to save the game files and stuff. This game actually made me cry and is so amazing.

AHH oh my gosh, your comment is so sweet and meaningful to me, you have no idea. I'm so happy that you wanted to replay it even years later. T_T I'm also so glad you managed to find it again though, haha. Thanks so much for your comment, and thanks for playing! πŸ™πŸ˜

Omg, i love it so much. All the emotions.

AH I'm super late but I appreciate your comment so very much!!! Thank you so much for playing <3 πŸ™πŸŒΈ

I've loved all of your work since the day I found it!

OMG!! That is so sweet of you to say that, I'm so glad!! Thanks so much! :-D

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You're welcome. I really enjoy the vibe you create in your stories. Your characters are so easy to connect to. Your ability to make readers get so absorbed in your character's natural personalities is amazing. I can't wait to finish the rest for Sage Bush and good luck with everything. I LIVE... LOVE LOVE LOVE 

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This is a great game... is there a walkthrough to get all three endings?


Is one of the endings considered the "best" ending?

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Thanks so much, I'm glad you're enjoying it! Also, here's a walkthrough if you need it.

As for the endings, there's an old blog post I had that goes into depth about my interpretation of the endings. There's a slight spoiler in it, soif you'd rather read it when you're done with the whole game, to sum up, I consider all the endings as alternate realities in a sense since I don't like "bad" endings in VNs.  I think though, if you'd have to consider which one is the best, it'd be three, but you have to complete both endings 1 and 2 to get to 3. Hope that helped, & thanks for playing! ^^

Gah... the link to the walkthrough looks broken. Is it working for you?


Thanks for all of that, and for this great game!

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Yeah, unfortunately as of this week it looks like my VN dev blog might be down for good (the vnovel hosting was provided by someone in the visual novel community, but it looks like they might not be hosting sites anymore) BUT there is hope yet!! Thank God for the wayback machine X'DD You can still find the walkthrough over here: http://web.archive.org/web/20170729170141/http://rosewatergames.vnovel.com/forget-me-not-walkthrough/ Hope this is helpful!! 

You're welcome!! You're so kind, thanks a bunch! ;O;

I always forget about the WBM. Thanks! Looks like it worked!

you did a great job!Fitting OST and interesting characters.

Thank you so much, I appreciate your praise!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game and liked the music as well πŸŒΈπŸ˜Š

The characters were handled wonderfully. Very sweet story

Aww, thank you so much for your comment!! It makes me so happy you enjoyed the story. πŸ’•

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it was so pure and life like scenario i felt the pain and rush of each and every character! i was beautiful, i even cried a little 

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Thank you so much for your kind comments, I apologize for taking such a long time to respond! I'm also so sorry you cried haha, but I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience of the game! Thank you so much 😌✨

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i love love love love love this game sooooooooooooo frickin much!!! it was amazing! i was so enthralled! the story had my heart ripping and racing! i'm in love!

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either I am very stupid and have no idea how to open the game...or my laptop just doesn't want to work with me...


(Anyone know how to simply explain the steps to get it to work?)

Same

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THIS IS PURE ART, I CRIED REAL TEARS WHEN I FINSIHED 

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I downloaded the game and played it in the middle of the night, which I mostly regret. There were a lot of scenes that made me want too yell, and the story has such a great script, it's like they're talking too you sometimes! I love the characters, plot, ect. Honestly, this is probably one of my favorite VN ever, and I especially love Emmett, I just feel emotionally drawn too some of the situations and emotions he feels. Thank you for releasing such an awesome game! It deserves more attention. <3

-Alex

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I recently just finished this vn and how much I love the story and its compatible illustrations. It face us, the young generation, to the issues we often avoid; such as bullying, social acceptance, the meaning of friendship and when it changes, and honesty to your own self.

Pardon me, but their dynamics remind me to an AU of Connor x Evan from Dear Evan Hansen :')

Besides its loveable ending, I can't help the assumption about the title ("forget me not" flower) correlating to the bittersweet of Emmet and Michael relationship :')